Stephen Cornwell, the former Broome County district attorney, and James Worhach, his media relations director, face public corruption charges.

District attorney Michael Korchak announced on Tuesday afternoon that Cornwell and Worhach were indicted following a "long-term investigation."

Korchak said the men face public corruption and grand larceny counts. He said he could not go into specifics about the allegations.

Former Broome County district attorney Stephen Cornwell during a radio interview on July 16, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Former Broome County district attorney Stephen Cornwell during a radio interview on July 16, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Korchak said the investigation was launched last year after county employees discovered files were missing. He said the review determined files were destroyed, missing or deleted.

The district attorney said it is alleged that vouchers were submitted to county government that "intentionally contained false information."

Korchak said the investigation concluded government money was misappropriated. He would not cite a specific amount, except to indicate it was "over $3,000."

Although Korchak served as the chief assistant district attorney under Cornwell, he said he intends to "stay on the case" and prosecute both men.

Cornwell and Worhach entered not guilty pleas in Broome County Court Tuesday morning.

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